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political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight. jon, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, dan. well, the house and the senate have spent the last 24 hours on a series of showboats on bills that don't have a chance of passing. but republican leaders say they're fully engaged with the white house. and have spoken with the president this afternoon to try to find a way to break the impasse. finally, signs of progress. >> i'm confident and optimistic that we're going to get an agreement in the very near future and resolve this crisis. >> despite our differences, we're dealing with reasonable, responsible people, who want this crisis to end as quickly as possible. and i'm confident we will. >> reporter: you wouldn't know it by looking at what congress is actually doing. >> the american people are looking for a real solution. >> reporter: the house spent the day voting down the bill offered by senate democrats, even though the senate hadn't passed it yet. >> there is absolutely no excuse for this reckless, unpat
. that was delivered by arizona senator jon kyl this morning. >> president obama is simply too committed to the european style of big government, that his policies have set in motion. to democrats in washington, the answer isn't to cut spending, but to raise taxes and keep on spending. republicans believe we must solve our debt crisis. and we believe we can solve it if democrats will work with us. >> all right. we do have our correspondents up early this morning. athena jones at the white house for us this morning, also our joe johns, keeping an eye on capitol hill. joe, let me start with you, forget all the symbolic votes, the one we saw yesterday could see another one today this early afternoon. forget that stuff. what is a real possibility of happening right now? how are they going to get this done? >> okay. first, you got to say, this is a poisonous environment on capitol hill and in washington in general, but the way the democrats have been able to do this before is they've reached out to a group of potentially persuadable senators in the middle. these would be people who can sort o
worse. dr. jon lapook on why bladder cancer patients almost never get the recommended treatment. and a pilot crashed into lake huron. >> i'm, like, oh, my god, you survived a plane crash, now you're going to drown. >> schieffer: then came the hard part: lasting 18 hours in 10- foot waves. dean reynolds has his amazing survival story. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening. scott is off tonight, i'm bob schieffer. the house finally passed the republican plan to raise the debt limit tonight, but that's just one step, and the days are now dwindling down to a precious few. here's how it looks tonight. as of today, the government has less than $39 billion on hand to pay its bills. by tuesday, it will be less than $26 billion; by wednesday, less than $15 billion. but here's where the crunch comes: on wednesday, the government will owe $23 billion to social security recipients. we've got a team of correspondents on this important story tonight, and we're going to start at the capitol with nancy cordes. nancy? >> reporter
are really embracing it as a way to draw others out. for instance, jon huntsman who is struggling in the polls now is really trying to use this as a referendum on mitt romney's leadership. not necessarily coming out saying he backed boehner's planning saying it's in the right direction, that he agrees that there should be no tax revenue and no tax hikes. so he's really trying to land some hits on romney in this instance. and, of course, all of them are using this to really make this argument that barack obama hasn't led, that he has no plan of his own, and that he is really a big spending liberal who has really presided over this massive increase in spending and deficit spending. >> right. so with the president's overall approval rating hitting a new low, it's now just 40%, do you think this debate helps or hurts the president in 2012? if everything gets done and over with here and we have an end of the summer sort of the heat and rhetoric all calms down, will this be a factor this time next year? >> i think it will definitely come up again. on the one hand, you're going to have r
: meanwhile, arizona snort jon kyl, delivering the republican address and accusing the democrats to use the debt crisis to raise taxes instead of viewing it as an opportunity to rein in spending. >> unfortunately, after weeks of negotiations it became clear that democrats in washington did not view this crisis as an opportunity to rein in spending. instead, they saw it as an opportunity to impose huge tax increases on american families and small businesses. president obama is simply too committed to the european style of big government that his policies have set in motion. to democrats in washington, the answer isn't to cut spending, but to raise taxes and keep on spending. democrats claim they would only target the privileged few, but behind the scenes, they argue for much broader tax increases. >> jamie: now, we're keeping an eye on both the house and senate and fox is the place to be. you will not miss any of the action as this all moves forward. the senate is expected to vote early sunday morning to cut off debate on its own debt ceiling plans. keep it right here, kelly. >> kelly: a
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